Grab your best pastel dress or pants, and hide those eggs, because it’s Easter time in San Diego. At Bite we love any excuse to brunch, so we’ve compiled the best Easter brunches for each type of crew. Whether you’re brunching with friends, family, kids, or all of the above, you’ll be sure to love one of these spots. Restaurants will fill up fast so make sure you make reservations before they hop away! If you want to start your feasting before Easter, you can hop on over to our La Jolla Walking Tour on Saturday. It’s like an Easter egg hunt, but with food!
Rustic Root will be offering a 3-course prix fixe menu from 9 am to 3 pm on Easter Sunday. The Easter menu includes the Citrus Caprese Salad, Asparagus Veloute, and Stuffed Lamb Loin to name a few. Check out their full menu to see the rest of the 3-course brunch offerings for just $40. To top it off the meal will end with their dessert station, which will be stocked with pastries, cake, cookies, and more Easter sweets. Talk about a sugar rush! If you’re looking for drinks you must try the mimosa platter that comes with fresh fruit and fruit purees to customize your own perfect mimosas. We recommend you get reservations in advance so you can sit on the rooftop with its view of 5th avenue.
Named one of San Diego’s top ten restaurants by Zagat, Thrillist and San Diego Magazine this is the classiest spot to brunch on Easter Sunday. Tidal will be serving its brunch menu on Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm so it’s perfect for early and late risers alike. Executive Chef DJ Tanglin will be serving brunch classics along with their new menu items; The Maine Lobster Omelet and Baked French Toast. We love the Land and Sea Grits, which come with red wine braised short rib, shrimp, swiss chard, cheddar polenta, and a poached egg. Easter Sunday is supposed to be a beautiful day with a high of 70 so call ahead before to get a table outside overlooking the bay.
The Lot will be serving up and all you can eat buffet that’s perfect for the whole family. The day starts at 10 am with appearances by the Easter bunny himself and an egg hunt. If Mr. Easter isn’t your thing you’ll have an entire buffet to keep you company. The buffet includes mini brioche cinnamon rolls, a salad bar, pastries, charcuterie boards, fresh fruit, made to order crepe and omelet stations, tons of desserts, a kids buffet, and that isn’t even half of it! Adults eat for $35 and kids eat for just $15. What a steal. Check out their Facebook event to see the full list of buffet bites.
For those of you in North County, hop over to Sbicca for their special Easter menu. From 10 am to 3 pm you can enjoy their famous bloody marys, popovers, and brunch items. Sbicca will have a variety of featured cocktails for the event including; The Cucumber Crush, Tee Time, Paloma, and Sbicca Sangria. That should help you get through a couple hours of family time. As for their menu, we love the NY Steak and Eggs, Cinnamon Brioche French Toast and Chilaquiles. Check out the rest of their Easter brunch goodies!
No kiddos to look for eggs with this year? Crushed will be serving brunch all weekend for the 21+ crowd to enjoy their new Easter inspired mimosa flight. The special flight will include Lemon Drop, Chocolate, and Cotton Candy flavors. They’re almost too cute to drink, but some-bunny has to do it. A flight of three is only $9, so you may need more than one! The Easter inspired flight will be available starting Friday the 14th at 10 am for those of you going out of town. Crushed will also be serving their full brunch menu on Sunday until 4 pm. We recommend one of their Eggs Benedicts and the Crushed Deviled Eggs to get you in the Easter spirit.
San Diego is the perfect place to enjoy a mellow Easter Sunday with family and good food. Don’t forget a bunny basket to take home your leftovers!